Your Consultation & Dental Exam
When you visit DentaCare for your free consultation, Dr. Hobbs will examine your smile and take a full set of x-rays so he can recommend the best course of treatment for you.
If you and Dr. Hobbs decide that our natural-looking dentures are the right treatment for your smile, you can sit down with someone from our office right away to begin planning your treatment calendar.
In some cases, we need to perform one or more extractions before we begin the tooth replacement process. Once we’ve completed the preparations for your new dentures, we’ll provide you with a temporary prosthetic to wear until your mouth has healed.
Three to four weeks later, you’ll be ready to receive your brand new dentures.
Your Step-By-Step Procedure
As soon as you decide to move forward with the denture process, you’ll complete the following step-by-step process:
- Using a small intraoral camera, Dr. Hobbs will take a precise digital impression of your mouth, including all the hard and soft tissues such as teeth and nerve endings.
- Dr. Hobbs will share the data from your digital impression with our dental laboratory, which is located right here in our office. Then we’ll create your dentures. Thanks to our advanced imaging, they’ll be the right shape, size, and color for your smile.
- Next, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Hobbs can make sure your new dentures have the right fit.
- At your final appointment, Dr. Hobbs will make any necessary adjustments and then he’ll securely place your dentures.
Now you’ll be ready to showcase your new, natural-looking smile with renewed confidence.
Aftercare for Your Dentures
For the first few of days or even weeks after placement, your dentures will feel a bit out of the ordinary. But that’s perfectly natural– your new prosthetic teeth will take some getting used to. With your new dentures, eating and speaking clearly will be much easier.
To maintain your new set of teeth, you’ll want to remove and gently brush your dentures every day. It’s important to use a non-abrasive cleanser and a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean them, so you can eliminate food, plaque, and bacteria.
Be sure you rinse out your mouth after eating. You can also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your mouth once your dentures have been removed. If you notice your dentures have loosened, give us a call right away. We’ll schedule an appointment so Dr. Hobbs can readjust your denture set.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my dentures break, what should I do?
If you damage or break your dentures, don’t try to fix them yourself, as this may cause further damage. Store your damaged dentures in a safe place, and call our Longview dental office as soon as possible at (903) 309-2142. Our team will make sure to get you in for an appointment as soon as we can so Dr. Hobbs can examine your damaged or broken dentures and determine the next steps.
My current set of dentures don’t properly fit, what are my options?
If your current set of dentures don’t fit properly or comfortably, contact our Longview dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hobbs. At your consultation, Dr. Hobbs will discuss the denture problems you’re having. Even if your dentures are from a previous dentist, Dr. Hobbs may be able to adjust them for a better fit.
Depending on your denture needs, Dr. Hobbs can recommend other denture options, such as implant-supported dentures. To schedule your consultation, call our Longview dental office at (903) 309-2142 and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth made from durable materials such as porcelain or acrylic resin. They’ll be set in a gum-colored resin base that’s typically made from acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal. Your dentures will be customized for you to properly fit your mouth comfortably.
How long will the dentures process take?
The time it takes from the start of the dentures process to the day you receive your new restoration will depend on a number of factors. The time will vary depending on whether the patient needs tooth or roots extracted first. If you don’t need a tooth extraction, the entire process will typically take three to four appointments.
Complete Your Smile With Dr. Hobbs
Ready to have a complete smile again? Dr. Hobbs offers high-quality dentures that provide patients with a natural-looking smile. To learn more about the dentures process with Dr. Hobbs, schedule your appointment at our Longview office by calling (903) 309-2142. You can also get in touch through our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away.